This is my first post in this forum. I used the search but could not find a solution for my problem.
I would like to read the tx power level of BLE beacons with my M5Stack ESP32.
I get the rssi value but I would like to know the transmission power. I do not mean the 1Byte "transmitted/measured power" that you should receive on 1m range. I mean the power level that determines how strongly the beacon sends its broadcast (what the max. range should be).
I would like to read whether the beacon is configurated to send only at e.g. max. range of 2m or maybe 15m.
I use Arduino and PlatformIO with int8_t BLEAdvertisedDevice::getTXPower ()
And I always get txPower: 0. using haveTXPower() returns false. But my smartphone with the usuals apps displays without and problems the txPower value (e.g. -20dBm that would indicate the ble beacon has only few meters max. range)
Did anyone had success with a M5Stack to read those txPower values?
Is there any code snippet that REALLY WORKS? There are planty online but they show 0 txPower and false on haveTxPower.
edit: further infos from platformIO
PLATFORM: Espressif 32 > M5Stack Core ESP32
HARDWARE: ESP32 240MHz 320KB RAM (4MB Flash)
Libs: M5Stack 0.2.5
Hi I certainly did it, ampy is installed and functional but doesn’t seem to connect to the device.
Thanks for looking into this. Removing all unnecessary beeps from the standard firmware would be great. No-one would buy a car honking at every steering or dashboard switch activation!
@lukasmaximus said in BTC 2.0 not powering the basic M5Stack:
@gadjet sorry this was definitely an issue with the description. The btc ticker is not capable of charging the m5 stack.
I wouldn't mind but I bought two of them !!! Oh well back to my 3D printed stand and a big battery.
Is it easy to disable the MPU9250 so that I can use the pins as GPIO? In this case for an ethanol content sensor with pullup to 3.3V. Or would I be better with an M5stack without MPU9250?
By adding a CAN transceiver inside, I will have a new twisted pair coming out of the case, but if I power through USB C and use Grove for GPIO I could get rid of all the pin headers and use a slimmer base.
For an order in quantity of hundreds, what customisations are feasible? Having a unit with a CAN transceiver, no battery and a slimmer base already would probably cost less to manufacture, but it depends on the quantities to design another model.
Hi Chris, haven't seen any other reports of this..... I've used quite a few M5's without any button problems.
Some parts are referenced on the last page of the info sheet included with the M5 - but not the buttons. Don't think there is another list referencing parts.
In terms of a fix:
Presumably the M5 powers on when connected to USB. So I'm assuming you sometimes need the on/off/reset button to operate as the reset button when you are uploading code. And naturally you need the button to power on the M5 when dis-connected from USB. Is that right?
Connecting a capacitor between the RST and GND ports should solve both these problems. Connect negative to ground , positive to RST.
When NOT connected to USB, connecting the cap should power it up (can remove cap once started**). Also when uploading code, leaving it connected should allow code to load - or if use of the reset button is needed when uploading, just disconnect and re-connect the cap. Or - connect a button along with the cap.
The cap I use is a 22 uf through-hole cap with polarity. 10 uf max has been suggested as the ideal max - but I've had no problems.
Further discussion re. which cap to use:
** Turning it off could still be a problem.
Hi World101, Just to clarify, I was saying the one you have is "not the most recent model with 4Mb PS-RAM and MPU-9250" - emphasis on the AND. So your model does have the MPU9250 - but it does not have the 4 Mb PS-RAM.
At this time - Feb 2018 - all models in grey cases include the MPU9250. The models in black and white cases do not include MPU9250.
The model in the grey case that includes the 4 Mb PS-RAM features a different chip (SoC) that is much smaller and does not have a sticker on the back showing the GPIO ports. Check the photo comparison. The photo on the left does show a black case model but the chip is the same as in yours - as you can see.
Thanks for clarifying the issue you had and multiple kudos to you for following up your earlier posts and noting how you fixed things. Good operator!
I also flashed mine with micropython. To get it back to the factory program that came installed, I connected it to the Arduino IDE, selected Tools > Board: M5Stack-Core-ESP32. Next I opened: File > Examples > M5Stack > Basics > FactoryTest. Upload that to the m5stack and you should be back to the factory program.
If you don't have the M5Stack custom libraries, you can install it from Sketch > Include Library > Manage Libraries... Type m5stack in the filter box, select the result, and install the latest version.
as is declared in arduino boards:
but this is temporary solution because hyphens are not valid for arduino.
We waiting for some changes...
"issue" is added: https://github.com/m5stack/M5Stack/issues/41
@pkourany Hi, You don't need to enable the PSRAM to run standard sketches in the Arduino IDE.
The Arduino IDE does not act on a low enough level for it to write directly to the PSRAM... you have to use something else like the ESP Flash Download Tool, which is used for example when you load Micro Python onto the M5Stack. Or the ESP-IDF compiler / flashing program....
Both are discussed here:
The ESP Flash Download Tool is easier to setup and use than the ESP-IDF compiler / flashing program.
All ESP32 applications running on any ESP32 board, including M5Stack are built using esp-idf.
esp-idf is not FreeRTOS. FreeRTOS is included into esp-idf (as a component) and is slightly modified version of the official FreeRTOS (see esp-idf documentation).
The mentioned drivers are not the part of the esp-idf, but are built on-top of esp-idf and uses the esp-idf API.
I am using M5Stack with Windows 10 - 64 bit on 3 different systems and M5Stack works fine on all. No issues.
On one machine originally the drivers did not install correctly - though it wasn't obvious at the time.
To check driver installation worked correctly:
Dis-connect M5Stack from PC if connected. Turn up PC volume. Open device manager. Connect M5Stack using USB cable.... once M5Stack is connected, you should hear a Windows sound - "bing""- and now in the device manager a new item should magically appear called "Ports” Click on it – it should show the Silicon Labs driver listed.
If not , you need to re-install the driver - make sure Python is on your Windows path. You can verify the path is working by opening command prompt and typing - python.
Are these files (below) available after you have Python installed and after you run get.exe ? They should be.
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you mean Arduino?
can throw off the firmware file for overwriting in m5? and a screenshot how to write down
you can throw off all the firmware files with the instruction how to return to the initial state, micropyton does not suit me. I reprogrammed it as an esp32 dev module, unfortunately in m5stack mode it is not programmed